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Heat treatments
Beyond Pesticides Rating: Non-Toxic

Heat treatments are effective in controlling pests that live in a narrow temperature range. Heat treatments require raising the temperature of a structure to 120 degrees F or more. Special equipment composed of a heating unit, blowers and ducts carries the heat to the locations in the structure where the pests are causing damage. Heat treatment field tests have killed insects inside wood without damaging the building or furnishings, although certain sensitive appliances should be removed as a precaution. This method of pest control has been effective in controlling carpenter ants, cockroaches , dry wood termites, fleas and wood-boring beetles. This technology is called Thermal Pest EradicationTM and is marketed by Isothermics, Inc.